2019.05.17 13:23

Lithuanian president says parliament interferes with central bank's activities

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Friday that the Seimas is interfering with the central bank's activities. 

The president's comment came a day after the Constitutional Court ruled that the Seimas breached the Constitution when it set up a special commission to scrutinize the public broadcaster LRT's activities.   

"Politicians should not interfere with independent institutions' activities; this must be done by the institutions that are required by law to do so. I think this also holds true for many other institutions, including the central bank," Grybauskaitė told reporters. 

According to the president, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis' statement that he has no confidence in Vitas Vasiliauskas has no impact on her decision on whether the central bank governor will stay in his job.